Pomona, Historic Heart of the Noosa Hinterland
Pomona nestles in a beautiful valley at the base of 438 metre high Mt Cooroora, about 166 kilometres north of Brisbane. Once a timber and dairy town, Pomona was the birthplace of Noosa Shire (seat of local government from 1910-1980) and now has become a popular area for those seeking a serene, rural lifestyle, with small farms and country homes.
The upmarket seaside tourist mecca of Noosa is just 25 minutes drive away and other nearby hinterland towns, such as Eumundi (famous for its markets) offer a wide diversity of attractions.
Within short driving distances are scenic lookouts, magical valleys and mystical mountains, in which a number of charming B & B's offer quality accommodation in idyllic locations. The undulating, fertile hinterland countryside abounds richly with a multitude of flora and fauna. The locals love where they live and it shows in their friendly reception to visitors.
Pomona, A Living Heritage Town
Pomona has retained much of its quaint historical built character which the community fights hard to protect. The most iconic historical building is the unique and famous Majestic Theatre, built in 1921, which is the only authentic continuously operating silent movie theatre in the world, with pictures accompanied live on the pipe organ.
Pomona is also famous for its King of the Mountain Race which is held on the fourth Sunday in July each year. Thousands of people flock to Pomona for the all day family fun festival and the race, which begins at 3.00 pm.
The King of the Mountain Festival offers you a great fun day for the whole family. We hope to see you there!!!
Getting here is easy ...
SunBus Service 632 operates 7 days a week from Noosa Heads to Cooran, via Cooroy and Pomona. Download the timetable from the link below to plan your journey.
Current Timetable from Translink (PDF 911KB)
For the more active, you may like to visit Pomona by bicycle. Make it a special trip, or include it as part of a recreational ride. By road, the most direct route from Cooroy is along Elm Street & Yurol Forest Drive. Download the Cycling & Walking from the link below and look for Ride 10 – Pomona Loop or Ride 11 – The Black Mountain Ride.
Cycling & Walking Map (PDF 4.17MB)
The Cooroy Wanderer (Trail 8) in the Noosa Trail Network will connect you from Cooroy to Pomona through beautiful countryside. Download a Noosa Trail Network brochure from this link: Noosa Trail Network Brochure [PDF 2MB].
Click here for Google Map's directions to Pomona
Tidy Towns Competition
Since 2003, Pomona has notched up an enviable list of successes in the Tidy Towns competition. All the awards have resulted largely from the high quality submissions lodged by Pomona Inc on behalf of the community. Nominations were previously handled by the Shire Council.
2010 "Friendliest Town, South-East Queensland region"
Outstanding Achievement Award, South-East Queensland region, Stephen Hilditch
2009 "Bush Spirit Award, South-East Queensland Region"
Individual Outstanding Achievement award, South-East Queensland region, Ron West
2008 "Outstanding Commitment Award" for 25 years Continuous Participation
Friendliest Town, Coastal South-East Queensland Region" - Pomona Progress Art Tourism Inc
2007 "Outstanding Achievement by an Individual" - Pomona Progress Art Tourism Inc
2006 "Outstanding Achievement - Community Action Award" - Queensland Winner
2005 "Outstanding Achievement - Community Action Award"- Queensland Finalist
2004 "South-East Queensland's Friendliest Town"
2003 "Outstanding Achievement - Cultural/Heritage Award" - Queensland Finalist